Melissa Mullen is a PEI based playwright, actor, director and farmer; and a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. Her first play, Rough Waters, was developed with assistance from PARC and produced by Neptune Theatre in Halifax and TheatrePEI. She has co-written several plays with husband Rob MacLean, including the short piece Dear Mr. Keith for Theatre Yes in Edmonton and Magnetic North, a stage adaptation of Sir Andrew Macphail's The Master's Wife, (PEI Heritage award winner), and The Man Who Saved the Songs (a tribute to esteemed folklorist Edward 'Sandy' Ives). Melissa and Rob were co-recipients of the 2020 PEI Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts award. Her most recent play, Still Dancing, was developed with assistance from PARC during the 2021 PARC Playwrights' Retreat, and also during the Fresh From the Island Festival this past October.
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